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College of Engineering and Computing

Biomedical Engineering

Biomolecular Engineering and Drug Development

Anti-inflammatory Capabilities of Plant Polyphenols for Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

This project is focused on investigating the inhibitory effect of plant-derived polyphenols on amyloid β-protein aggregation as a therapeutic approach to Alzheimer’s disease. 

The Role of Myeloid Cell MicroRNA-155 in Atherosclerosis and Cancer

This project is focused on investigating the role of miR155 in macrophage inflammatory responses and myeloid cell differentiation and function in breast cancer, using a wide range of molecular and cell biology approaches.

Sparstolonin B as an Anti-atherogenic Agent

This project aims to investigate the anti-inflammatory effect and mechanisms of Sparstoloin B in atherogenesis.

Abatement of Indoor Allergens

This project is focused on the development of novel technology for reduction of indoor allergenic proteins and other respiratory hazards.

Alcohol-induced Myocardial Fibroblast Activation and Fibrosis

This project is focused on understanding the effects of chronic exposure to alcohol on myocardial fibrosis. 

Collection and Evaluation of Head and Neck Cancer Natural History at Dorn VA Medical Center

The purpose of this study is to determine the presence, expression and type of HPV in HNSCC tumor specimens and to investigate markers of specific pathways of tumor development.

Treatment Development and Molecular Pathogenesis of Congenital Vascular Malformations

We aim to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying congenital vascular malformations such as SWS/PWS as well as to develop new therapeutic strategies for targeting of those malformed vasculatures in patients. 


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